[GROUP C] Landon Donovan
says it took all of about a half a second to realize the significance of the USA's placement
in Group C with England and a (probable) date with Los Angeles Galaxy teammate David Beckham
. A Donovan-Beckham showdown would be just one of several matches
involving club teammates. Jozy Altidore
and French-born Algerian Kamel Ghilas
have a lot in common. They
both are strikers for Hull City and they both joined the Tigers at about the same time from the Spanish Second Division. Altidore finished last season at Xerez (on loan then as now from Villarreal)
while Ghilas was playing for Celta.
U.S. defender Jonathan Spector
and and England keeper Robert Green
teammates at West Ham, while U.S. backup keeper Brad Guzan
and England first-choice striker Emile Heskey
play for Aston
When Beckham rejoins in AC Milan in January, he'll meet first-year defender Oguchi Onyewu
, recovering from a knee injury.
Also rehabbing is Charlie Davies
. When he gets back to France in the winter, he'll be sure to have a chat with Sochaux teammate Bojan
, a key member of the Slovenian national team.